Four Limerick schools in Harty Cup action

Jerome O’Connell

Reporter:

Jerome O’Connell

All four Limerick secondary schools face crucial games in the round robin stages of the Dr Harty Cup this Wednesday.

All four Limerick secondary schools face crucial games in the round robin stages of the Dr Harty Cup this Wednesday.

Ardscoil Ris seek a seventh successive knockout spot in the Dr Harty Cup this Wednesday.

The North Circular Road secondary school face a top of the table clash with De La Salle of Waterford.

Both teams enter the group game unbeaten and both would be favoured to progress to January’s quarter-finals regardless of the outcome of their clash.

The game takes place in Cashel.

If Ardscoil Ris lose their unbeaten run they would then have to secure at least a draw in their final game against Clonmel to advance.

All four Limerick teams in the 2012-13 Harty Cup are in action this Wednesday, with a 1.30 start for all.

Castletroy College are in the same group as Ardscoil Ris. When the sides met in round one Ardscoil were convincing winners.

Castletroy travel to the GAA grounds of Staker Wallace in south Limerick to play St Colman’s College Fermoy.

Now in their second season in the top flight of colleges hurling, Castletroy must win if they are to keep alive their chances of matching last season when they reached the last eight.

However, Castletroy will have De La Salle in their final game.

Both other Limerick side in action could be facing into their final games of the season if results don’t go their way.

The tie of the day could be in the Gaelic Grounds.

East Limerick side Doon CBS meet Harty Cup specialists St Flannan’s of Ennis.

The Limerick side have to win to remain in contention.

A win for Doon, will leave themselves, St Flannans and Dungarvan all finishing level in the group table.

If this scenario arises, then scoring difference will be used to determine which pairing progresses to the quarter-final.

The fourth local side in action in the Munster senior A colleges hurling championship this Wednesday is West Limerick Colleges.

They play Charleville CBS in Dromcollogher in a game that will see players from north Cork side, Newtownshandrum on both teams.

The Limerick team must win to keep alive their hopes.

In their first season in the competition, West Limerick must win and also hope that Templemore are defeated by Abbey CBS.

Elsewhere this Wednesday, Salesian College Pallaskenry play in the Corn Iognaid Ris final. The final of the Munster U-16 1/2 B hurling championship against Blarney takes place in Charleville.